Many of you have heard the saying that salt is a white death. Some doctors claim it has a detrimental effect on the human body. In this issue, we will tell whether this is true and what its useful properties are.
On the territory of our country are some of the largest salt deposits in the world, but many still do not know how it is mined. There are not so many basic methods – it is the construction of mines and the extraction of salt located in the bowels of the earth, the evaporation of sea water and the extraction from the surface of the seas. The main source of salt in Russia is Baskunchak – a salt lake located in the Astrakhan region. Here, with the help of huge machines, the product is scooped out from the bottom and loaded into wagons going by rail, which was specially built here for this.
According to the recommendations of the World Health Organization, salt intake should be limited to five grams per day, while not forgetting that it is found in almost all foods that we eat daily. In case of excess of this substance in your diet, there is a high probability of an increase in blood pressure, problems with the cardiovascular system, and even a stroke. According to some reports, a grave dose is 250 grams of salt per day, but this figure strongly depends on your weight and state of health.
At the same time, salt is a vital component for a person, and those people who refuse to consume it can cause significant harm to their bodies. Since ancient times, it was known that the lack of this substance leads to the destruction of bone tissue, and modern science adds neuromuscular disorders, heart problems and even brain activity. It will be important to note that salt is a vital product not only in humans, but also in a huge number of other living organisms that extract it from wildlife.
Another positive property of salt is its antiseptic properties, or simply the ability to disinfect a particular product, destroying putrefactive bacteria and other microorganisms. That is why it itself can be stored for almost an eternity, and products that have undergone a salting procedure significantly increase the shelf life.
In conclusion, we would like to talk about the Louisiana dip, located in the United States. Salt was once mined in this place and people lived, but as a result of their activities and circumstances, a huge crater was formed, increasing from year to year and containing on its surface surpluses of methane, which made these lands uninhabitable.